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Sony Alpha a7 / a7K

We have collected and analyzed 88 expert reviews and 1205 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 85/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is Dec 23, 2014. We have compared these reviews to 1111728 reviews from other Digital Cameras. The alaScore™ for this product is 93/100 = Excellent. Last update: Sep 24, 2020.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Sony Alpha a7 / a7K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 44 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7 / a7K from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.7/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.co.uk. People are impressed by the image quality and lens. The portability and performance also get good opinions. The color and price get mixed reviews, while the shutter and zoom get less positive reviews.

usability, performance, portability, lens, image quality

battery, zoom, shutter

98% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Sony Alpha a7 / a7K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 261 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7 / a7K from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.2/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the image quality and price. The usability and portability are also appreciated, whereas there are some mixed reviews about the contrast. There are some less positive comments about the image stabilizer and shutter.

performance, portability, usability, price, image quality

shutter, stabilizer

93% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Consumer review (amazon.ca)

Amazon.ca review summary for Sony Alpha a7 / a7K

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Sony Alpha a7 / a7K from Amazon.ca. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.3/5 for other Digital Compact Cameras on Amazon.ca.

100% of the reviews on Amazon.ca give this product a positive rating.

Sep, 2020

Expert review by : Lori Grunin (cnet.com)

Sony A7: A solid full-frame at a reasonable price

 

This compact interchangeable-lens model is a great step-up from APS-C models, as long as you don't demand action-shooting performance.

, aka the A7, delivers excellent photo and video quality in a well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot with.

The long startup time and short battery life disappoint.

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, as long as you don't need speedy continuous shooting.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by (cnet.com)

Sony Alpha A7 body only

 

Note: the design and feature set for the A7 is identical to the A7R, so much of my discussion of the camera is, well, also identical.

Sony's Alpha ILCE-7 , aka the A7, delivers excellent photo and video quality in a well-designed camera that's enjoyable to shoot with.

The long startup time and short battery life disappoint.

Sony Alpha ILCE-7 (A7) is a great alternative to similarly priced entry-level full-frame dSLRs, as long as you don't need speedy continuous shooting.

Feb, 2014

Expert review by : Jeff Keller , Richard Butler (dpreview.com)

Sony Alpha 7 Review

 

If there's one thing that you can say about Sony's digital camera business, it's that they've experimented with many different concepts. From SLRs with dual autofocus systems and Translucent Mirror Technology to its NEX mirrorless line-up, Sony has...

Small and well-priced full-frame body Very good image quality when shooting Raw Solid build quality Compatible with a huge range of legacy 35mm camera lenses with no field-of-view crop Large, high resolution electronic viewfinder Tilting LCD offers...

JPEG quality disappointing compared to peers – crude sharpening, over-aggressive processing and occasional posterization Autofocus can be hesitant, especially in low light; AF improves when assist lamp is turned off Auto ISO tends to keep shutter speed...

The digital photography world was set ablaze when Sony announced its Alpha 7 and 7R full-frame mirrorless cameras. It's the smallest and least expensive full-frame digital camera with interchangeable lenses, and one that supports nearly every 35mm lens...

Jan, 2014

Expert review by : Dan Seifert (theverge.com)

Sony Alpha A7 and A7R review

 

Every once in a while, a product comes along that changes the dynamic of an entire industry. The iPhone did it in 2007, the Mustang did it in 1964, and Converse did it with the All Star sneaker way...

Great image quality ; Compact size ; Solid build ; Lots of controls and buttons

Limited lens choices ; Loud shutter ; Poor battery life ; Slow autofocus

A taste of tomorrow's photography, today

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : Jim Fisher (pcmag.com)

Sony Alpha 7

 

The Sony Alpha 7 is a fast-shooting, full-frame mirrorless camera that's capable of capturing some impressive images, but overall, we prefer its sibling, the 7R.

Full-frame image sensor. 5fps burst shooting. Snappy autofocus. Impressive high ISO performance. Sharp, tilting rear LCD. Focus peaking. Excellent OLED EVF. Great control layout. Compact, dust and moisture-resistant body. Vertical shooting grip...

Sensor design includes OLPF. No PC sync socket. No built-in flash. External battery charger not included. Native lens library is in its infancy.

The LCD is hinged so it can tilt up or down, but it's not a vari-angle display like the one found on the Panasonic Lumix DMC-GH3, nor does it support touch input. It's 3 inches in size and packs 921k-dot resolution into that space, which is...

Dec, 2013

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Expert review by : Mark Goldstein (photographyblog.com)

Sony A7 Review

 

The Sony A7 is the world's first 35mm full-frame compact system camera (along with the A7R that was launched at the same time). The Sony A7 has a 24.3 megapixel full-frame sensor with an optical low-pass filter, a Sony E bayonet mount, a new range of...

After shooting with both the A7 and the A7R side-by-side, we'd be hard-pushed to choose between them, as both are remarkable cameras in their own right. On paper at least the A7 should offer faster auto-focusing and less noise at high ISOs than the...

Dec, 2013

Expert review by : imaging-resource.com (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A7

 

A little over a decade ago, enthusiast photographers were clamoring for an affordable APS-C digital SLR. That dream has long since become a reality, but for some, the dream wasn't big enough. They've been asking for an altogether different -- yet still...

Apr, 2014

Expert review by (imaging-resource.com)

Sony A7 Review

 

When we reviewed Sony's A7R mirrorless camera, we were thrilled by its combination of a full-frame image sensor and a compact body. The Sony A7 offers both, and yet it's even more affordable.

Incredibly small body for a fully-featured, full-frame camera; Very high resolution; Hybrid autofocus is reasonably fast and confident; Significantly better burst-shooting performance than A7R; Excellent image quality even at very high sensitivities;...

Grass-is-greener syndrome when compared to its higher-res sibling; Moderate performance; Loud shutter (but electronic first-curtain helps); Mediocre battery life when using electronic viewfinder; Weak low-light autofocus considering its price; Limited...

When we reviewed Sony's A7R mirrorless camera, we were thrilled by its combination of a full-frame image sensor and a compact body. The Sony A7 offers both, and yet it's even more affordable. It also boasts better autofocus and performance, but trades...

Expert review by : Videomaker (videomaker.com)

Sony Alpha 7 Camera Review

 

Sony has finally made a MILC that cinematographers want: a fully capable, full-frame sensor camera that can mount professional lenses and still weigh in at less than a pound.

Small and lightweight, Tiltable LCD screen, Sharp OLED EVF, Wireless remote viewing and picture transfer

Have to purchase add-ons such as internal time-lapse, No external charger for battery, Poor battery life

Jun, 2014

Expert review by : Digitalcamera HQ (digitalcamera-hq.com)

Rankings REVIEW SUMMARY STORE PRICING Hands-on Review: Sony a7 COMMENTS, QUESTIONS, & ANSWERS FORUM BY VIEWERS AND EDITORS Sony Reviews

 

Consumers are often asked to either pay a premium price or sacrifice features for compact cameras. Can the $2,000 full frame mirrorless camera from Sony change that?

Jun, 2014

Price comparison for Sony Alpha a7 / a7K

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Sony Alpha a7 IIK E-mount interchangeable lens...
World’s first 5 axis in body image stabilization in a full frame camera
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KIT INCLUDES: Sony Alpha a7 III 24MP UHD 4K Mirrorless Digital Camera - FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens...
$2,198.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7II Digital Camera with FE 28-70mm f/3.5...
Sony Alpha a7II Mirrorless Digital Camera - Sony FE 28-70mm F3.5-5.6 OSS E-mount Camera Lens (SEL2870)...
$998.00 TO SHOP
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Advanced 24.2MP BSI full frame Image Sensor w/ 1.8X readout speed
$1,998.00 TO SHOP
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This Cardinal Camera Bundle Includes , 128GB Memory , TTL Automatic Flash, Filters, Macros, Extra Battery...
$2,198.00 TO SHOP
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20.1MP stacked back illuminated 1" Exmor RS CMOS sensor w/ DRAM, large aperture 24-70mm1 F1.8-2.8 ZEISS...
$998.00 TO SHOP
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SONY AUTHORIZED DEALER - Includes Full SONY USA WARRANTY
$1,398.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28...
This Al's Variety Camera Bundle Includes: Transcend 32GB Class 10 SD Memory Card, Deluxe Camera Gadget Bag...
$2,099.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7 III Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28...
KIT INCLUDES: Sony a7III Full-Frame 4K Mirrorless Digital Camera | FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS Lens | Battery...
$2,573.00 TO SHOP
Sony Alpha a7 II Mirrorless Digital Camera with 28...
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$1,348.00 TO SHOP

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